Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Look At Augusta National: #12 - 'Golden Bell'

The thing that always amazes me about this hole is it was built in a time where the technology is far, far less than what it is today and yet they were able to create this par 3 perfectly in a spot where the wind not only has great effect on the shot, but varies in direction throughout the day almost on a daily basis.

Par 3
155 Yards

Original Intent:"Here the distance must be gauged very accurately, and the wind sweeping down along Rae's Creek is often deceptive to the player standing on the tee about to hit."- Bobby Jones, in Sports Illustrated, April 6, 1959

Significant Change:- None

Did It Work?

No change was necessary for this hole. This is the most terrifying shot on the golf course when the winds are swirling. A short approach will find Rae's Creek or the bunker in front of the green; a long approach could find one of the two bunkers in the rear.

History Average Score: 3.30
Average Rank: 2nd

credit: http://www.augusta.com/


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